Today I built two brackets from 1×4’s to be used in conjunction with an Ikea LINNMON desktop to make an AMAZING (subjective) wall mounted desk. A true underdog story.


Difficulty:
Beginner


Time Required:
One Day


Cost:
Under $50

Material Cut ListPurchase ListTools RequiredSafetyRelated Posts
Main Bracket:
2 – 1 × 4 @ 24″
2 – 1 × 4 @ 23-1/4″
Angled Mitered Supports:
2 – 1 × 4 @ 24″ both ends cut to 45 degrees
1 – Ikea LINNMON Desktop (59-1/8″ wide) –  $29.99 (as of 3/1/17)
Lumber:
2 – 1 x 4 x 8′
Hardware:
1-1/4″ Pocket Screws
1″ Pocket Screws
4 – 3″ Hex Head Lag Bolt
4 – White 3/4″ Caps
Paint & Finish:
Minwax Polyshades Gloss “Mission Oak”
Minwax Polycrylic Semi-Gloss Polyurethane

24 COMMENTS

    • Thanks Thomas! It’s an Ikea LINNMON Desktop (59-1/8″ wide). It was $29.99 and super lightweight (which I thought would be a good idea since I would be wall mounting it). Because it was so cheap, the desk really only cost less than $50 to make, which is pretty great!

    • Hey Fernando, The downloadable step by step .PDF plans aren’t finished yet. But this post has everything you need to build it: material purchase list, cut list and the tools required. Follow along with the video and you should be in good shape!

  1. Hi, I’d like to do a similar project but I don’t have many of the required tools nor the money to buy them right now. Is there a way to do the same build but with more modest tools?

    • Hey Connor! You could certainly complete this wall mounted desk build with limited tools. A simple hand saw, combination square, drill with bits, wood screws and glue would suffice.

    • Attached with screws through the pre-drilled holes in the top of the bracket. Once you attach the brackets to the wall place the table top on the brackets, align and secure it into place!

  2. Hi Rick,
    After looking at lots of ideas, designs, ect we found yours and thought this would be the best simple, sturdy, and low cost design. So we are going to attempt this project for the office with out the Kreg Jig. We got the drills, miter saw, clamps, and the rest of the supplies, and we might use a piece of Birch plywood for the table top with a clear coating. Anyway, wish us luck and thanks for yer idea.
    Cheers,
    RC

    • Hey Rob! Glad to hear! I’m typing to you on my wall mounted desk right now and it’s held up really well since this summer. It’s much messier now, though!

      Kreg does make a mini jig for under $20 for smaller projects like this. But driving screws through the back of the two connecting pieces to make the “L” should work fine. Best of luck and feel free to send me a message of your finished project on my facebook page, I’d love to see your work!

    • Hi Lucas! I don’t have exact numbers, but quite a bit of weight. I have both brackets bolted into wall studs that are behind the drywall. I wouldn’t put my computer tower up there, but I lean on the desk regularly while it’s full of my books and notebooks, keyboard etc and there’s been no issues.

  3. Hey rick, i have a simple yet might be annoying request can you write me the wood dimensions in centimeters in a reply please cause i dont seem to understand this form of dimension it’s not common where i’m from , thanks in advance

  4. Rick, thanks so much for the post – it was exactly what I was looking for after a long search. The video seems to have disappeared though…I literally just bought all my supplies and now can’t find your excellent video! Am I a complete dolt or is something amiss? And will the video come back?

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